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like the filter bubbles a wonderful issue increasingly facebook doesn't ask us to say something important because they want us to like it so they can give us more stuff that we like and they will show that first. that does not -- we may have friends are black and hispanic but we tend to orient toward those that have the same world view that we do. we do much more of that. and so, i think one of the most dangerous trends in the united states over the long term is that we are deepening the segmentation of the orientations that we have in our political and social preferences and clearly our politics in washington reflect that. i don't know how. it's an interesting observation. but absolutely the diversification of the ethnic composition in the united states as a mitigating factor. >> welcome this is really been an interesting conversation and i feel very lucky to have had a chance to talk with you and all the other knowledgeable people here. i don't have a copy of the real cover of the book right here, but every nation for itself i believe there are books in the back. by a book, as
] - max rodriguez founder of the harlem book fair. this is our 14th year. thank you so much for joining us. our theme this year is enlightenment through literacy and with that simply means is that as we get access to information, we can use that information to increase, to enhance the quality of our lives. our family lives, our children's lives and the lives of our communities. the life of america frankly because don't we contribute every day in the things that we do and in this basis that we hold and the work that we hold and the families that we take care of? access to information is critical especially now the digital technology just sort of changing everything, how we access to information. i have a story about how books have always been the means by which information is delivered and now that means by which is being changed has shifted to digital so it causes and then packed in the book world and we know that it does and it has what what remains important is having access to that information knowing what questions to ask and knowing where to go to get the answer that we need to contin
for joining us in that conversation of success. we are joined today by three very powerful when women to my right is carol mackey, the editor-in-chief of the black expressions book club and the author of [inaudible] my goodness. to her right is the one and only zane. zane we know her work. i liked zane's work because i would have this book here and behind the book i would be reading zane. [laughter] she is what we call a brown dab author. we all know about zane's success. her work has been translated in many languages across the world, and for me that explains the recent growth in population across the world. to her right is charmaine parker, the publishing director of strebor books and author of -- >> the next phase of flight. estimate what is interesting about these women is that they are both powerhouses in publishing but also authors so they know the park. and because of the digital shift , the understand the black books in particular are imperiled because we are market-driven and publishers really pay attention based on how many books we purchased. so when that switches over to digital
of the esteem of history. my question i wanted to pursue in the op-ed he use was how realistic is this? so i looked at history's judgment and as you heard, history's judgment is generally can tittered to be the judgment of the historians in the polls of the academics that we begin with arthur schlesinger junior's senior in 1948 in the pc did after a poll he took in life magazine insert a great deal of interest, showing the american people have a real fascination and affection really for their president the massive body of literature that's grown up as a result of those polls over time. so there's a generally recognized consensus on the part of historians and plenty of room for discussion about where so-and-so belongs, john adams, for example for grover cleveland. i'll talk about both momentarily but then the contemporaneous outlet draped. well, 82 term president is obviously receives higher esteem on part of the electorate than a one term president. a two-term president succeeded by his own party, meaning that he had two terms that were judged by the voters to be worthy of detention on part
into what makes this nation so excellent. we know that it's you. father, a thank you for each one of use of -- thank you for each one of these and people. we thank you for the time and pray that continues throughout the day. please bless each one of our speakers as they come out and impart wisdom. we pray that you would bless each one of these young people at that lead today to go out and change the nation, to protect those values that make it so great, to reflect you. we pray that each one of these and people would not grow weary but they would mount up on the wings like eagles. but pinky for the state and ask you to bless it might lead in jesus' name. >> thank you. and we do appreciate the hospitality of the heritage foundation for some 200 students coming from about 100 different colleges. i hope you have found a very profitable and enjoyable. i'm going to call on a representative of the heritage foundation. director of the young eagles program. just take a minute or so about the heritage program. we do some great work -- they do some great work and we appreciate their cooperation. >>
inspiration for me. thank you for tt honor and that honor, let'sitit o amanie aca ltfol of us. lead with honor. lead with honor. that may get thamessage in her mind, thisountry will return adw e esgry faith. god bless you all and thank you for being here. [applause] we have several pows oihtwt to m edcome down. exaggerate thna whs the other one ee e' jerry. come on. i'll take their pictures. [alause] >> gn ot. >> look right here at me. thank you. udon [inaudible conversations] >> thank you so much. >> there you go.รง >>nk [inaudible] [inaudible conversations] >> now we hear from former governor of pennsylvania and mayor of philadelphia, ed rendell. he agrees many politicians re worki for constituents. his o s "a nao ths t ou long. [applause] >> thank you. hello, vre. ppse k alryry much. the library runs a tight ship, so we've got to stay on schele. that was great. a little lheing ur o eulogy, bu wtif. prcited very much. i want to just quickly recognize to people here before get into the gist of what i want to say about the book. one isn't mitch rendell, who as you kn ae-- ppe] it was a great
registered voters than there are adults over the age of 18 according to the u.s. census. because of a clue. what to me to put this will, there's simple steps. have they photo id to present at the polls and clean up absentee balloting. absentee ballots of the to a choice because you can register, applied for a ballot, then, and in many cases never have to present himself. kansas has been very good form. often require the you have a legitimate excuse to ask for an absentee ballot. they should make an effort to vote on election day. the few votes to early you have people voting before the last debate stiffeners. in addition, when you apply you have to give them the last four digits of his social security number, and that has reduced from dramatically. we are told this is the other suppression. we're told this is a return to the jim crow laws. well, frankly 80 percent of americans support the total idea pools. the thomas is a high percentage for any issue, even high and another that your humble pie because people are estranged and some people. chieftains of hispanics and african-americans supp
matters for all of us for all sort of - our personal history matters. maty ienad03s elatedtoth adt -psh . its title cries out as much with this anxiety as it does with pride. good people beget good people, a nealy. al taaer i had tea with mary pringle i was in a college caicos last week teaching at a point about factoring large. you cide to dramatize by giving examples from th real world explaining w reddancy affected gealo in po heedyon l back to a.d. 800, the number and says you have on average is about 562 trillion. that's hal a quadrillion pele, ich is moreta haveison nt. how, he asked, could this be? when one goes back in time the number of ancestors expands, to grandparents, four grandparents, presen foesnr suupte lcte eeer tlw creates all kinds of crowding problems to the number of ancestors one has by a.d. 1200 is just over 268 million people. roughly the total populationf all humans on the planet at that ti thouofcu t olinr olwards and then it rapidy implodes through super redundancy and in the smaller populations that existed back then. the upshot he explained is that nearly
of liberty appear on these political battlefields as we a dndofhe sl us. yet, in fact, we are the party of change and reform. we are thearty that wants to stop the cancer of government power which is radlod fomat w quedus we are the party that wants to rein in the nanny state, protect the integrity of the ballot box, remove race categories and race inutio aawfrom o th m tiad medicine and promote educational choice for the poorest children in our schools. it is our points on all of these battlends who have created the ineasinglyolleivis dree uso. s wveert e categories of race into our lives and into our laws and institutions. who have put half the country on the government payroll and are eager put the other half o as wl. ths,eng ti lexicon it is they who are called liberals, democrats and progressives, even though they are none of the above. liberals are not liberal atll th'r inle,ot . fu o , icly for us. if we seek race-neutral institutions and color blind laws, they call us racist. of if we point to the thre sed by islicans, t ula phobes and bigots. the only attitudes our opponents
to polling places on election day beco .. been made it out today are. also a mess. marketers will now use voter registration lists. it will lose money. i think you can also help with absentee ballots could be. very sophisticated. a very close assembly election. you could vote per absentee. there will send an absentee ballot even if you're not say. you will always vote absentee. well, that list is public. in one very close to a legislative election when candid supporters were very clever. the listeners of p-vlic, so they went and get the list and discovered which belong to a certain local party. the only do this for that political party. they fill the new voter registration cards and sentiment to the office for the elections. the affirmation of the car was identical to that on the card in the p-vlic record except the signature was an eligible scroll on the application. so this registration replace the original registration and the recoe fs. then the absentee clollot comes in and the $7 an hour minimum wage temporary. >> was selected this and make sure that the ballot as a pet system well,
a great job for all of us. pplause] i want to recognize myriend uio irow antoog h bse 'sth book. one of the things i tried to do with the book, and people ask why i wrote the book, and the first was i wanted to give people an idea abou how public see, dng this t tt c mike read to you at the end of the book is exhilarating. it's fun. it's whacky. it's an incredible up and down road. there's frustrations and ane that, number one, the book entertains, but, two, it makes people laugh, and particularly young people think more kindly about public service. what's stressful to me as my life hasone on ioe w ai tuse ol vent there's good government and bad government. there's good government spending, and there's bad wasteful government spenting. i wanted to sort o have fun with the book and show the human side o great polical adandpe itt ofhe stories about president clip ton, which i want to tell you. shortly after president clinton was sworn in, took the oath of foe ittee inew .s a funaiser est toasng phelhe out at the event, and it was co-hosted by a man by the name of ratner and louis cats
. this is something we have to do to make sure there isn't an attack against us and especially during an election year. i think it comes with this idea that there still is a military solution and let's recognize that a lot of people in this administration came from the last administration. there isn't that much of a transformation from the bush administration to the obama administration when it comes to the military and when it comes to the cia. in fact there's just been a little rearranging of the titles. so it's the same mindset and some of the same exact people and it's a reflection of an inability to have a military solution in afghanistan even with boots on the ground. some people say that this administration's way of dealing with the war is a whack-a-mole policies, they whack them in afghanistan and then they go to yemen and whack them there and now they are talking about having drones in africa. i think what is implied in your question is an somebody going to stop at some point and say this doesn't make any sense? on the other hand it keeps the military complex going and as long as americans co
that as technology allows us, that our two great countries will be united in the air, not through war, but by peace. and orteig was so inspired by that, that night he went home, he joined the aero club of america which was a sponsor and club for the dinner. and he wrote a letter saying i hope -- i'm going to donate $25,000 for this price, which was basically a nonstop flight from new york to paris, or paris to new york, you know, 3600-mile trip. he did not know at the time the $25,000 was one-eighth of this liquid capital and so if there had been an emergency he would have been slitting his own throat. but lucky for him he only realized that long afterwards. most of the flyers, all but one team, they started out in long island right around here, where is the roosevelt mall? that would? write that way. okay. and long island was a natural airfield. the center of nassau county, which would've been over there where the roosevelt mall is, was not as hempstead plains, and hempstead plains was the only naturally occurring prairie east of the alleghenies. it was flat. there were no trees. there were few fa
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